So much has changed. OO9 projects gone – I moved from Banbury to Tywyn, I had a garden railway of my own for 18 months – I’ve had days where I can’t stop printing figures and stock and phases where I couldn’t even bear to open the modelling box!
More recently I’ve become aware that ‘something’ is missing in life. I have my garden railway stock at a point where I am looking to make a change – that’s not it though. I have a box of 4mm scraps lying around from the OO9 days…but I don’t want to model in OO9. I’m not sure why? I think perhaps that ship has sailed for now. For the first time is quite a long while, I fancy something…standard. OO is a weird beast – everything is ready-made for you if you like and all you need to do is slap some track together, wire that up and you have a layout.
My modelling needs have always come and gone, but Micro layouts are a huge attraction to me – cheap as you like to build, plenty of space to store one and a challenge to ‘get right’. Food for thought as I browse the internet for distractions from the current, rather trying situation we’re all facing at the moment with COVID19. I hope everyone reading this is safe and well by the way.
Current fancies lean towards a OO fork or inglenook layout, not too dissimilar to my exploration of Gnine and O9 with Blackhall Sidings. At this point even a single line would be more than what I have at present, if I could work up the nerve to do something that minimal. Until then it’s sketch after sketch until the mood strikes! but it’s nice to sit a write something again, if anything I certainly missed writing these posts.